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Closing the Balkan route: Does it solve the refugee problem or make it worse?

Horrific images of hundreds of people freezing in the cold while waiting to get their one free meal for the day are a reminder of a winter that the Serbian government would rather forget....
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Bolivia seeks investment as lithium price sky-rockets

Over the past decade Bolivia’s dazzling Salar de Uyuni has become one of South America’s most unmissable sights. Millions of tourists have made the journey to see the azure sky of the Andes flawlessly...

Bangladesh civil service quota causes student protests

Thousands of protesters have taken to Shahbagh Chattar in Dhaka, Bangladesh since April 7. Student protesters in the Chattar (square), right at the heart of the city, have demanded the reformation of the quota...

Peace in El Pacifico? Colombia’s Chocó region has its own agenda

On 17 June, Colombia votes in the second round of its presidential election: the first since an historic peace agreement was signed in 2016 and the country emerged from almost half a century of...

How did Jeremy Hunt hang on as Health Secretary?

Theresa May has come under intense criticism in the last week, with former Education Secretary Justine Greening resigning rather than change departments in a muted cabinet reshuffle, and new Office for Students board member...
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Trump pushes Latin America into the arms of the EU

Over the last two years, the global economy has witnessed seismic shifts in its natural order. Since 2016, the Brexit referendum, the election of Donald Trump in the US, Emmanuel Macron’s rise to power in...

2017 in Review: The US

In this series of articles, 2017 in Review, we look back at the year in each region of the world. Here, Kyle Walter looks at the US. It is nearly the end of December in...
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Will El Salvador ever see justice for the El Mozote massacre?

Despite the estimated 32 cases of human rights abuses that occurred during the Salvadoran Civil War (1979-1992), the incidents in the village of El Mozote and the surrounding department of Morazán will always be...
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Terror transformed: from foreign fighters to homegrown terrorism

Since the fall of Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State (IS), in October of last year, declarations of the “defeat of the Caliphate” have dominated headlines across the globe. World leaders were united...
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King Salman’s declaration advances women’s rights in Saudi Arabia

On Tuesday 26 September, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a historic royal decree allowing women the right to drive vehicles for the first time from June 2018. The breakthrough move was met with joy...

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Family separation: Fear, loathing and human rights on America’s southern border

It is easy to see Trump’s handling of his ‘family separation’ policy on America’s border with Mexico as self-contained episode. In early June Trump...
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Will El Salvador ever see justice for the El Mozote massacre?

Despite the estimated 32 cases of human rights abuses that occurred during the Salvadoran Civil War (1979-1992), the incidents in the village of El...
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Will the EU turn to the Western Balkans?

When the UK leaves the European Union on 29 March 2019, history will be made. For the very first time, the EU will lose...